Italian cuisine contains many of the staples that hold together the food pyramid, such as dense carbs, sturdy proteins, and sticky tiramisu. Build a tower that triumphs over hunger with today's Groupon from Ralph’s Italian Restaurant. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get a prix fixe dinner for two (up to $60.20 value). This dinner includes:
- One appetizer of bruschetta (a $6.25 value)
- One pasta to share—ravioli, fettuccini alfredo, or garlic-and-oil spaghetti (an $11–$12.95 value)
- Two entrees—veal parmigiana, chicken sorrento, flounder française, or eggplant parmigiana (a $13.95-$20.50 value)
- For $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Italian cuisine.
The chefs at Ralph’s, the second Italian restaurant established in the United States and a Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly hall-of-famer, fold together pasta, rich sauces, and traditionally-prepared proteins to place upon the 111-year-old restaurant's hearty menu. The prix fixe dinner—designed exclusively for today’s Groupon—starts with a helping of bruschetta, crunchy bread topped with fresh basil and plum tomatoes. A choice of ravioli, fettuccini alfredo, or garlic-and-oil-drenched spaghetti warms up stomachs before entrees of veal or eggplant parmigiana, chicken sorrento, or flounder française compete in for a chance to serenade tables.
Each item on the prix fixe is also available on Ralph’s full menu, which delves into Italian cuisine’s library of deep cuts with dishes such as chicken liver and mushrooms ($13.95) or broiled sausage with broccoli rabe ($16.95). Linger with a libation, such as a bottle of the chianti Ruffino ($24), whose smooth flavors often lead customers to reminisce about their days as an amateur grape massager.
Ralph's Italian Restaurant
Less than seven years after stepping off the boat at Ellis Island, Francesco and Catherine Dispigno achieved their American dream of opening an Italian restaurant that their neighbors could enjoy. Over the course of the next 114 years, five generations of the Dispigno family would make Ralph’s Italian Restaurant their second home, entertaining such notables as Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, and Theodore Roosevelt. Today it stands as the country's oldest Italian restaurant and is run by the 4th and 5th generations of its founding family. The winner for Best Italian on the Philly Hot List in 2012 and 2013—Ralph's maintains its connection to history by serving up classics such as linguine pescatore and veal parm amid walls lined with vintage photographs and murals of Italian landmarks. With a nod to the eatery's family focus, the extensive selection of international wines includes Grandmom and Grandpop’s Private Stash, a selection of reserve vintages accessible only by top-secret cheek pinch.
Bella Vista/ Southwark
760 S 9th St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147